Bookshelf Application for Mac eTextBook Flashcards

What are Flashcards?

Flashcards are a study tool built into Bookshelf Application for Mac. They have a front and back, will shuffle, and allow you to notate if you know the information on the card or not.


How do I create Flashcards?

You can create Flashcards in two different ways. First, select a Highlight and use the "Create Flashcard" option or open the WorkBook, select "Flashcards," and use the "+" icon to add a Flashcard.


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Next, you will add a deck name and select "Save."




You can then use the "+" icon to add cards to the deck, adding the information you would like to study.




How do I use Flashcards?

Once you have created a deck, you can use the "Study" option or select the play option inside or outside the deck views.


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From the Flashcard Edit View   From the Flashcard Stack View
Use the Study option in this view.   Move the cursor over the Deck you would like to study, select the play button.




Clicking/tapping on a card face will reveal the back of the card.




To go to the next card or back, you can select one of the arrows on the side of the card.




You can close the Deck by selecting the "X" in the tab the Flashcard has created in the Bookshelf window. You can "Start the Deck Over" by selecting the circled arrow or "Shuffle the Deck and Start Over" using the crisscrossed arrows icons at the far right bottom of the Bookshelf window.




You can track what you have retained and what you still need to retain while studying the Flashcards by selecting the "I Don't know it" or "I Know it" options.




At the end of the Deck review, you will get Repeat, Shuffle, and Reset options. After you have selected "Done," you will see the results of your knowledge.



When you go back into the Deck, you will have options for studying the previously reviewed cards when you have rated your knowledge.



Why does each of the cards in my Flashcard Deck have a different color?

You can tell if you know the material or not by the color of the left side of the Flashcard when viewed in the Deck.


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Grey indicates that the Card has not been rated.   Red indicates that the Card has been rated with "I Don't know it."   Green indicates that the Card has been rated with "I Know It."


How do I delete or edit a Flashcard Deck or Card?

Hovering over either a Deck or a Card within a deck will give you options to delete or edit that Deck or Card.


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The Trash icon will delete the Deck; the pen icon will edit the Deck Name.   The Trash icon will delete the Card; the pen will allow the Front and Back of the Card to be edited.


How do I move the information I highlighted and created a Flashcard from the front of the Card to the back of the Card?

You will use the following icon to move the highlighted information to the back of the card.


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Use the Pencil icon to edit the card. Use the icon between the information on the Front and Back of the card... to swap the information. The information is now swapped.


You can copy/paste pieces of the book to a Flashcard as well. For example, after creating the front of the Flashcard with part of the information in a section of the eTextBook, you can copy/paste the rest to the back of the Card.

Highlight the text you need, then use the copy function in the window that pops up.




Paste that into the Back of the Card section of the Flashcard by using a right-click in the window and using your device's Paste function.

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Flashcard Frequently Asked Questions:

Can Flashcards be shared?

No, sharing Flashcards is not possible; however, Highlights and Notes can be when users have the same eTextBook in their separate accounts.



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